This blog post was posted in 2012. The website is no longer available. All of the resources are in FamilySearch.org.
There is a measure of confusion about the FamilySearch.org websites. First there has been a site with the address "FamilySearch.org" for years. This I will refer to as the "old" website. Here is a screen shot so we are all talking about the same old website:
Now, there is also a site called "New" FamilySearch with the URL, "New.FamilySearch.org." This site isn't exactly "new" it has been up for years also. This site is entirely different than the FamilySearch.org website and I probably have to explain that difference at least once or more times a week.
So we are still on the same page, here is a screen shot of the "New.FamilySearch.org" website.
Back in December of 2010, FamilySearch updated the old FamilySearch.org website. Here is a screen shot of the present startup screen for the old updated FamilySearch.org website.
OK, so the old, old site was rumored to go away after the first of the year 2012. But, evidently, it is still alive and kicking. I assume from looking at it, however, the first one above, the old old site is not being updated? This is a question because it is still online and available through a link from the updated FamilySearch.org website that says "Go to the previous site." Most of the resources of the old, old site are still active, but some of the links go to the updated site.
So, here is the summary as of today:
Old FamilySearch.org website - still actively available with most of the links working. This old site has no links to the Historical Record Collections, the Wiki or any of the other resources, except Indexing of the newer, updated site.
New.FamilySearch.org - Still very much the same as usual, although there is a Beta test floating around out there in the ether which hasn't been referenced for some time. This site may either become part of the updated FamilySearch.org website or could continue for some considerable time as is.
See my blurry predictions about FamilySearch shortly in this blog, which by the way has so far avoided being in the Top 100 Genealogy sites worldwide.